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NBA Matchup - Nuggets Jazz Odds Preview

Utah JazzDenver Nuggets
5-19December 13, 2013, 09:00 | Pepsi Center13-8



The Nuggets hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Friday as the Jazz pay a visit to Pepsi Center in NBA betting action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Nuggets currently sport a record of 13-8, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-9-1 ATS. The Jazz are 5-19 and 10-13-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Nuggets post a 10-11 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Jazz have gone 11-13 against the number.

View Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nuggets rated this week at No. 8 and the Jazz sitting at No. 27. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 94-84 result in favor of the Nuggets today.



The Jazz were a 122-101 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (223) made winners of OVER bettors. Utah cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Sacramento out of the gym and running up a 122-101 score at Sleep Train Arena.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 75-74 winner as they battled the Wizards on the road. The Nuggets earned a push in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 149 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Denver earned a 75-74 victory over Washington on Monday, getting 17 points from Wilson Chandler at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 11-ranked offense (102.57 PPG) against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 27 at 102.04 PPG. The Nuggets have averaged 45.11% from the field per game, more than the Jazz have managed so far this season (43.43% on average).

Next up:
Utah home to San Antonio, Saturday, December 14th
Denver home to Charlotte, Sunday, December 15th

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